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Teenage boy slashes classmate with knife at Hiroshima school

HIROSHIMA, Mar 04 (Kyodo) - A 13-year-old boy slashed a classmate with a kitchen knife at a junior high school in Hiroshima on Friday, causing minor injuries to the victim, the local education board said, in the second knife attack to take place in a Japanese school this week.

The boy said after being seized by a teacher that the attack, which took place around 8:15 a.m. in one of the school's restrooms on the third floor, was indiscriminate, according to the education board in the western Japanese city. He likely brought the knife with him from home. ...continue reading

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